Chris Hedges: NDAA is a decimation of our civil liberties

with Chris Hedges
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March 12, 2012

Indefinite Detention

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on Mar 12, 2012

This year was kicked off with a highly controversial bill: the National Defense Authorization Act. The NDAA, now law, gives the US military the power to legally detain individuals without charge or trial. The right to due process has become null and void under the new legislation, even for American citizens. Recently a group of individuals filed a lawsuit against the new law to challenge it, and one of the plaintiffs is Chris Hedges, columnist for TruthDig. Hedges joins us to explain why he felt it necessary to file a lawsuit.

Chris Hedges sues Obama over NDAA

Chris Hedges spent two decades as a foreign reporter covering wars in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. His latest books are Death of the Liberal Classand The World as It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress.


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9 thoughts on “Chris Hedges: NDAA is a decimation of our civil liberties

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  9. let be honest,from day one of this phoney/corrupt republic,the us gov. has always used american troops on american soil against the american citizens whenever they protested the governments actions or policys and troops were always used in the 17th&18th centurys to protect corporations when ever brave citizens protested or striked!!! that said,since the small number of protesters were evicted&abused by the geatapo police this fal & the insane evil ones have been very busy destroying the last of our constitutional protections just in time for the warm weather protests!!!!here is the deal folks,if we can’t massively increase the numbers of protesters ( min. of 200 thousand,better a half a million at all protests) if we can’t get of our asses&join our brothers&sisters in protest,the insane ones will destroy us all!!!!!!that means we must put all our small demo’s into a few massive occupys( see washington d c&wallstreet) LET THE REAL REVOLUTION BEGIN RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! HO KA HEY/IT IS A GOOD TIME TO LIVE

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